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X-Lite Fork Decals or Bare Forks??
Poll ended at Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:59 pm
Decals as per the 1997 catalogue 70%  70%  [ 7 ]
No decals...naked legs 30%  30%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 10
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:58 am 
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You can get 22.2 Ti bars on eBay.
Do they need to be perfectly straight?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:24 am 
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They do, they can't even have a bulge :?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:33 pm 
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as the bars are plain gauge and straight, you'd probably be able to source some from a Ti supplier - they're more than likely a standard hydraulic tubing diameter. If it's 3/2.5, you'll just need to ensure the walls are adequately thick and be prepaired to waste some excess length.
There's loads of suppliers so if you phone around someone's bound to sell you one short tube.

Lovely bike btw! :)


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Ti bars are generally 1mm thick.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:08 pm 
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Cool, called Enigma Bikes and the Guy who's good with Ti is going to call me back. Wonder if I can get a bespoke RB branded piece done :D


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Enigma are highly recomended.. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:57 pm 
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Ok....vanity check required.

My forks do not have the X-Lite decals down the forks. I have obtained some originals in silver for the forks....... do I put them on or leave them bare?

As per the catalogue pic in the first post

Sad a fook I know but it will help with several other choices :oops:

p.s....brushed Enigma Bars on the way with hand bevelled ends.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:32 pm 
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Wow: Stunning bike man. The forks are the coolest.

Have you thought about getting Gil to do decals which will colour-match the frame.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:53 pm 
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Neat thought, I'll keep that in mind, cheers dude :D


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Leave them legs polished 8)


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